mallowstreet: A better retirement for everyone

Many of you will have noticed that we relaunched our external website to highlight what mallowstreet is working to accomplish: A Better Retirement for Everyone. It is a huge goal, and the mallowstreet team of 14 cannot do it alone – instead, we believe that by bringing together over 3,400 individuals, we can make a difference.

And our community continues to grow: we wish a very warm welcome to the 50+ individuals who joined mallowstreet just last month. People tell us they join mallowstreet to:

read the latest news, features and themes from our panel of expert contributors;
attend our 40 mallowstreet university CPD accredited industry events;
earn CPD points with educational online content; and
build relationships with their peers and colleagues.

Adding to what we can give members, the inaugural Trustee Survey – designed for all pension funds and supported by our partners at the AMNT, PLSA and PMI – is now closed. We’ve been blown away the response, with 232 individuals taking part in this unique industry-wide project. We will share the preliminary results with the wider community as soon as we finish analysing the data. We have more exciting projects in the pipeline for mallowstreet insights, and to find out more about what we are up to, click here

With so much data at our fingertips, I wanted to share the most recent ‘top searches’ on It provides a crucial window into what is front and centre on the minds of pension funds.

Top 10 search terms in September 2019

Defined contribution
Climate change
GMP equalisation
Crypto currencies
Board effectiveness
Defined benefit

It is no surprise that climate change and ESG both appear in the top 10. The Climate Charter has also been gathering pace with mallowstreet founder Dawid Konotey-Ahulu featuring on Sky News, along with considerable press coverage of the initiative across the industry. With more than 80 individual signatories, we are asking for everyone to sign up. If you have already signed, please do forward the Climate Charter to a colleague. For more information on the Climate Charter, click here.

We have a lot of exciting developments in the pipeline, so stay tuned and check out the latest on!